Kanji: 語 go Language
I know this one looks difficult, but learn it! You’ll see it a lot.
JLPT N5: 30 / 100 | 14 Strokes
Meaning: word; speech; language
It may help to break this down. 言 to speak; 五 #5; and the bottom is ( 口 ) which means mouth.
日本語 ni hon go – Japanese
物語 mono gatari – a story, tale, legend
国語 koku go – national language (in Japan, Japanese)
nihongo ga dekimasu.
I can speak Japanese.
[Note: the “dekimasu” merely shows abiilty, so this could mean “I can speak” or “I understand” or “I can read”…]